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Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive

The Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive includes video of lectures and events from Middlebury College. Lectures and addresses included in this collection have been delivered by speakers from many institutions on a variety of critical topics, and are made available whenever possible via the Internet Archive and other online platforms.

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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (72 min.) Part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Contrary to popular myth, it wasn't Thomas Jefferson, who bequeathed to us the image of a "wall of separation" between church and state. More than a century before Jefferson, a Puritan deviant named Roger Williams (1603- 1683) used the phrase to argue for religious freedom in New England. Professor Davis will introduce this outcast champion of religious liberty, show how Williams turned his Calvinist...
Topics: Williams, Roger, 1604?-1683, Freedom of religion, Religious pluralism, United States, National...